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The lustrous pearl has been used for centuries in the East, both as a healthful tonic and skin beautifying ingredient. Geishas, known for their breathtakingly flawless complexions, used the powder as part of their beauty rituals. The Chinese Empress Wu Zetian ingested pearl powder for strength and beauty as far back as the 7th century. Even Cleopatra was believed to use pearl powder as one of her beauty secrets. Closer to home, the pearl divers of old Bahrain would crush their pearls and apply them to their eyes, as protection from the salty water.
The topical health benefits of pearl powder are numerous. When used as a face mask, it can protect your skin against sun damage, by preventing the development of melanin. Consistent use can help reduce sun-induced blemishes, and even-out the complexion. The amino acids and vitamins present in pearls will also brighten the skin. Make a luminescent face mask of crushed pearls mixed with Green Bar’s Milky Moon Tonic, or mix with raw honey and apply to the face.
Taken as a supplement, pearl powder supports mood. In Asia, it is known as a “shen stabilizer” and can relieve uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety, and tension. It is extremely high in both minerals and amino acids, which support bone tissue, sleep regulation, and nourishes and strengthens teeth.
Both inside and out, Green Bar’s Pearl Powder is a fabulous addition to your beauty shelf.